As if it wasn’t looking bad enough for sugar, our London skin expert Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinics is warning clients about the effects it can have on our skin.
From acne to ageing, wrinkles to blemishes, sugar has a lot to answer for. Sugar and high GI (glycemic index) foods lead to a spike in insulin levels and this causes inflammation throughout our bodies. Sugar also binds to collagen making the skin stiff. The technical term for this is a process called glycation. It’s simple really: less sugar equals better skin – and the results can very often be seen in just a week.
Insulin spikes are linked to acne breakouts and can cause the skin to appear red and inflamed. This is because inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.
The menopause can leave women feeling feel constantly tired, tearful, forgetful, full of aches and pains and hot and bothered. The menopause can cause disrupted sleep, night sweats, reduced libido, thinning hair, frown lines and wrinkles. And if all that wasn’t quite enough, we can also suffer dull, lifeless skin!
London skin expert Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex has more than 30 years’ experience of treating women with skin related issues, especially those going through the menopause.
Sue has helped a wide range of women who are either pre-menopausal, peri-menopausal or post-menopausal. Hormonal changes during the menopause can trigger anxiety, depression, fears of growing old and fears of looking older.